While my professional focus has been on web development, I’ve had the opportunity to explore a number of related paths throughout my career.
As the co-author of the ninth and tenth edition of Digital Planet, a popular Prentice Hall college textbook, I helped develop content covering all aspects of digital technology, designed and created many of the illustrated feature boxes in the book, and worked with the publisher on every aspect of the book design.
Education runs in my family, and I’m not immune to it. I've been teaching people about technology since the early days of dial-up modems. I’ve helped teach computer and multimedia skills to K-12 students, including several groups of Native American kids in Oregon and Alaska. I developed and taught a course in computer music to TAG middle school students at Oregon State University. While i was a student I worked as a multimedia tutor at the University of Oregon. Since then I’ve tutored more people than I can count on all kinds of computer topics.
For several years I worked as lead designer for New Moon Publishing, a progressive gardening magazine publisher, and designed and laid out thirty full-color Growing Edge and Hydroponic Retailing magazines for them. I worked closely with advertisers, designing dozens of print ads for our magazine. I also wore the IT hat at New Moon, managing the office's Mac network, automating backup and maintenance routines, and dealing with software and hardware issues.
I’ve done print design projects for several businesses and nonprofits: a sign for a solar energy community organization, flyers and posters for events, ads for magazines, and more.